Our expert says:
I agree with Maria, the school asking this is profoundly peculiar and intrusive, and something THEY need to defend, rather than you having to explain your discomfort. I would certainly contact the local Education Dept to draw their attention to this bizarre issue, as it may indeed be considered to breach the human rights and right to privacy of yourselves and your children ( as well as of many other children whose parents didn't notice how odd this is, or didn;'t dare to query it.
As Obvious says, I would get good legal advice, as a lawyer can also use the right terms to warn the school of its risky position, and make it clear that any prejudice against yourselves or the kids on the basis of this, would be actionable. Its not a question of you having to take the child out of the school - if they even suggested that, they would be in deep legal peril. A lawyer could help usefully to remind the principal that he is acting wrongly and it is him who needs to explain and defend himself, not you,
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